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Got water? Answering two tough watercraft and boating questions

Got water? Answering two tough watercraft and boating questions

When fishing big water and traveling long distances, you’ll be glad your outboard has some horsepower… and don’t forget the resale factor

January 2015
Flying high again: Boating industry unveils top models for 2015

Flying high again: Boating industry unveils top models for 2015

New model boats keep the best, update the rest

January 2015
Awaking anglers: DNR ‘rule’ creates big buzz

Awaking anglers: DNR ‘rule’ creates big buzz

How does one get summer anglers fired up in January? DNR may have found a way, albeit quite by accident.

January 2015
2015 Boat Motors. Stylish, quieter and more fuel-efficient

2015 Boat Motors. Stylish, quieter and more fuel-efficient

Four strokes still coming on strong in outboard marketplace

January 2015
Winter fun for kids? There's an app for that, and it's called ice fishing

Winter fun for kids? There's an app for that, and it's called ice fishing

When it comes to taking kids ice fishing, who better to ask for advice about doing it than kids themselves?

January 2015
Fishing ‘mood change’ a relief for sportsmen?

Fishing ‘mood change’ a relief for sportsmen?

Amid continued adversity concerning DNR, deer and bobcats, Illinois sportsmen will kick off 2015 with opportunity to change the mood.

December 2014
Ice show season: Checking out innovations for hard water 2014-15

Ice show season: Checking out innovations for hard water 2014-15

From tip-ups to headlamps to augers, some highlights from last weekend’s 22nd Annual St. Paul Ice Fishing and Winter Sports Show.

December 2014
Lake Michigan salmon are center of attention

Lake Michigan salmon are center of attention

By all accounts, the 2014 Lake Michigan fishing season was more disappointing than the Chicago Bears’ football season.

December 2014
Fly fishing: DNR’s twist on trout season popular

Fly fishing: DNR’s twist on trout season popular

Illinois’ new fly- fishing trout season, which opened two weeks before the regular trout season, produced positive results, DNR says.

November 2014
Win the Cold War

Win the Cold War

Hard-water warriors frequently battle the elements in their quest for glory.

November 2014
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